Sensor technology for Neurochemical Applications & Investigations into Neurochemical activity.
Prof. John. P. Lowry
Tel: + 353 (0)1 7084639
Fax: + 353 (0)1 7083815
The research carried out by Prof. Lowry’s group primarily concerns the development of sensors and biosensors to selectively monitor important neurochemicals in the living brain on a timescale from milliseconds to days, and to use these studies to contribute to our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain in terms of behaviour and disease. More recently it has also broadened into directly applying this technology in targeted neurochemical, neuropharmacological, and pre-clinical/clinical studies.
Significant recent funding by the HRB and SFI has given strong impetus to the establishment of the NeuroAnalytical Chemistry Laboratories (NACL) with Professor Robert D. O’Neill (Department of Chemistry, UCD). A key focus of present research in the NACL is the design, characterisation and application of novel multi-analyte monitoring devices for real-time studies of brain function in animals and humans.
Integration with Current Researchers in NUI Maynooth
Dr Carmel Breslin (Chemistry) – Novel Drug Delivery System using Conducting Polymers.
Dr. Denise Rooney (Chemistry) – Novel Redox Chemical Drug Delivery Systems: Targeted Drug Delivery to the Brain.
Dr. Séan Doyle (Biology) – Immunosensors and microarray protein analysis.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh (Biology) – Sensors/Biosensors for the measurement of biological toxins.
Dr. Bernard Mahon (Biology) – Immunology and the application of In Vivo Voltammetry.
Prof. Peter Wellstead (Hamilton Institute) – Systems Biology & Neuroscience; Biological imaging using near infrared spectroscopy.
Dr. Séan Commins (Experimental Psychology) – Behavioural Neuroscience.
Dr. Tomás Ward (Electronic Engineering) – Biological imaging using near infrared spectroscopy.
Inter-Institutional Collaborative Links
Professor Robert D. O’Neill – Department of Chemistry, UCD.
Dr. Marianne Fillenz, Department of Physiology, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Lennart Svenson,
Dr. Edmond Magner – Materials Surface Science Institute and Chemical and Environmental Science, University of Limerick.
Dr. Eithne Dempsey – Department of Applied Science, Institute of Technology, Tallaght.
Eli Lilly & Company Ltd, UK.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, The Netherlands
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